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Mandalorian Candidat
05-30-2002, 07:10 PM
I've seen the new WOTC TCG packs for EP2 and have become interested in starting up collecting the cards and playing the game. I've gone to the wotc/starwars website and read up on some of the playing basics, but I'm not sure the best way of going about to build up a playing deck. Does anyone have any good suggestions on doing this?

I've decided on getting the starter kit with the playing mat, instructions, and the two decks but I'm not sure how far I should go to get a good set of playing cards.

Also, what's up with the rare and uncommon cards and how do you go about getting them? By dumb luck?

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Jaina Solo
06-04-2002, 05:00 PM
Well... the rare cards come one per pack in the 11-card booster packs, and one per every three packs of the 5-card booster packs. And yes, that's lame and annoying. You get a few uncommons in each booster pack, but I don't know how many.

Hope that helps!

Mandalorian Candidat
06-18-2002, 11:22 PM
I have some interesting info about the TCG. I was debating on whether or not to get the Light/Dark side packs so I hunted around and found the packs' contents.

This info comes from gameplayersnetwork.com (http://www.gameplayersnetwork.com/card/decks.asp?gm=swWOTC&id=1929).

LIGHT SIDE

Character:
Padme Amidala C foil
Padme Amidala D x2
Naboo Security Guard
Kit Fisto
Plo Koon A (rare)
Obi-Wan Kenobi C
Anakin Skywalker C
Anakin Skywalker D x2

Ground:
Clone Squad x2
Clone Platoon x2
Naboo Senatorial Escort x2
Chancellor's Guard Squad x2
AT-TE Walker 23X
AT-TE Walker 71E (rare)

Space:
Taylander Shuttle x2
Jedi Starfighter 3R3 x2
Republic Assault Ship x2
Republic Cruiser x2
Naboo Starfighter Squadron x2

Mission:
Take The Initiative
Wedding of Destiny

Battle:
Sonic Shockwave
Padawan's Deflection x2
Surge of Power x2
Master and Apprentice
Pilot's Dodge x2
High-Force Dodge


DARK SIDE

Characters:
Jango Fett C (foil)
Jango Fett D x2
Zam Wessel B x2
Darth Tyranus C x2
Geonosian Sentry (rare)
Acklay
Nexu

Groud:
Walking Droid Fighter x2
Destroyer Droid Squad x3
Reek
Commerce Guild Droid Platoon
Commerce Guild Droid 81
Geonosian Defense Platform x2

Space:
Techno Union Starship x2
Geonosian Fighter x2
Droid Starfighter DFS-4CT x2
Trade Federation C-9979
Intergalactic Banking Clan Starship x2
Trade Federation Battleship

Mission:
Tyranus's Edict (rare)
Capture Obi-Wan
Splinter the Republic

Battle:
Target Locked x2
Knockdown
Hero's Dodge
High-Force Dodge x2
Surge of Power x2

Like the starter deck, it looks like each deck has two rares and one foil.

2-1B
07-11-2002, 05:30 PM
What about the new Sith expansion coming soon? Do those blend right into the current game?

How do you go about preserving your cards during play? Do you keep them in protective sleeves? Or don't you mind if they get a bit worn?

:)

Mandalorian Candidat
07-17-2002, 04:22 PM
I've been told that the Sith Rising set is supposed to be right in line with the AOTC cards. I don't know if they are from EP1 or from all the movies, but I've heard that there's supposed to eventally be a set (expansion or otherwise) for the OG trilogy. Whether or not the SR set is this set I don't know. I also don't know if it's coming as booster packs solely or if there'll be dark/light side sets like for AOTC.

As for protecting my cards, I have a collection set in 3-ring binder sleeves and actual playing cards that I don't care if they get thrashed (well, not too badly). I'm cowardly about using my rares in the playing deck since they're rare and some cost me a couple of bucks. I have yet to find a fair way of including them into an actual deck while keeping them in their hard plastic sleeves.

Any suggestions?